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truly

adverb

1 truly

In accordance with truth or fact or reality:
— She was now truly American.

synonyms: genuinely, really.

Roget 31: truly etc. (truth) 494 [in a positive degree]; decidedly, unequivocally, purely, absolutely, seriously, essentially, fundamentally, radically, ... show more

Roget 488: yes, yea, ay, aye, true; good; well; very well, very true; well and good; granted; even so, just so; ... show more

Roget 494: truly etc. adj.; verily, indeed, really, in reality; with truth etc. (veracity) 543; certainly etc. (certain) ... show more



2 truly

By right.

synonym: rightfully.

3 truly

With sincerity; without pretense:
— We are truly sorry for the inconvenience.

synonyms: sincerely, unfeignedly.

Roget 543: truly etc. (really) 494; in plain words etc. 703; in truth, with truth, of a truth, in good truth; as the dial to the sun, as the needle to the pole; honor bright; ... show more

4 truly

In fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers):
— A truly awful book.

synonyms: in truth, really.

Roget 535: affirmatively etc. adj.; in the affirmative.    with emphasis, ex-cathedra, without fear of contradiction.    as God is my witness, I must say, indeed, i' faith, let me tell you, why, give me leave to say, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: OK, Roger, absolutely, accurately, actually, all right, alright, alrighty, amen, and no mistake, as you say, assuredly, at all events, at any rate, aye, beyond question, by all means, certainly, clearly, confidently ... show more.

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